Nearly 300 Israeli settlers have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds amid frequent acts of violence committed by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people.
Indonesian police on Wednesday shot dead four sword-wielding men who attacked a police headquarters in Sumatra, killing one officer, the latest in a spate of terrorist attacks across the Muslim-majority country.
A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said.
A human rights group has called upon the US Congress to block the sale of combat helicopters and aircraft missiles to Bahrain in the wake of the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s heavy-handed crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners and political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf country.
The Russian and Chinese special envoys for Syria in a meeting here Friday agreed that the alleged chemical attack in Syria was staged in order to prepare the ground for striking that country without the consent of the UN Security Council.
A Turkish court has convicted 15 employees from the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet on terrorism charges. Rights activists and the opposition have criticized the ruling, calling it an attack on freedom of the press in Turkey. Rahshan Saglam reports, presstv.com reported.